Late Night Texts
By Elizabeth Barrera
“Let’s talk about sex, baby. Let’s talk about you and me.”
We live in a time where women are encouraged to do as they wish with their bodies, actions, and lives in general. We are so busy filling our lives with short-term pleasure, that we sell ourselves short when it comes to long-term satisfaction.
Surely by now, we all know what it means to get a text past 11pm asking “hey, u up?” After receiving this text and possibly texting back, you’re pretty likely to get the classic “wyd.” And so it begins.
Or it doesn’t. You get to decide how to handle late night texts from f*ckboys. Some of them can be sneaky and come off genuine, while others make no effort in hiding their true identity, and and it doesn’t help that we try to ignore the signs. Usually they’re texting you because they’re bored and haven’t heard from you in a while (which can also mean that they no longer have anyone to entertain them, so you’re next in line). Let’s review the different ways you can choose to deal with them.
1. Give in. Nobody said giving in is a bad idea. You want to have fun and are feeling a bit adventurous? Go for it. Just don’t complain about them neglecting you later. If you’re going to give in, take the situation for what it is and don’t expect a relationship out of 3 hours spent together in the middle of the night.
2. Let them know you don’t have time for them. Stand your ground and let them know you won’t be treated that way. Momma ain’t raise no...what?
3. Ignore them. Don’t even waste your time and energy on a boy who only remembers you at nighttime, when nobody else is out, and everyone else is asleep. Hit the “Do Not Disturb” button and keep doing your thing.
BEWARE of the f*ckboy. They can be sneaky and dangerous (can’t emphasize this enough). Some will sweet talk you and come off kind and caring, while others will be persistent and rude. The 11pm text will come off innocent until you’re suddenly ten months deep, he’s throwing you the curveball, and you wish you never replied to the text in the first place.
Now that you have different plans of action in preparation for those potential late night texts, it’s your decision to determine whether you’ll feed your animalistic nature or turn down a lonely, desperate man.